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Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 1



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Adult Psychiatric
Cleveland, OH

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences University of Health Sciences College of Osteopat
Kansas City, MO

Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Bipolar disorderAdhdAnxiety Depressionschizophreniasubstance abuse

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Douglas McLaughlin, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/31/2023, Dr. McLaughlin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. McLaughlin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

163 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

There are no words to describe Dr. McLaughlin. He is supportive & kind. He cares about you, suggests medications & includes you in the plan. I can't thank him enough for being so understanding & kind.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin's staff are fantastic about getting appointments for as soon as possible.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin is a fantastic provider.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr McLaughlin is the most thorough provider I see. Always on top of medications and any concerns raised.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin is a kind, caring and empathetic physician.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

As always, seeing Dr. McLaughlin always a good experience!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin is always a pleasure to work with. He explains everything, allows me to be part of the treatment plan as far as looking at a few different options, and is always professional.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

I feel that Dr. McLaughlin most definitely cares for me as a person. He takes his time and makes sure he explains things so I understand.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr McLaughlin shines out as a physician on the Clinic medical staff. Thankful he is "my" doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin's availability on a Friday afternoon at the last minute was very reassuring that I am with an outstanding, professional, caring health system. We Clevelander's are so very lucky to have some of the best health care facilities in the US!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

It was a very positive experience being a patient with Dr. McLoughlin and his team. They have been very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. McLaughlin is very easy to talk to and generally cares. I feel he talks to me as a person and not another patient. I am glad I am in his care

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I can't say enough about Dr. McLaughlin. I always look forward to seeing him. He is reassuring & supportive & includes you in every aspect of your care & treatment. I am fortunate to be a patient of his & thankful for all he does for me. He's the best.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Has always been an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Great visit with the Dr.He was very compassionate and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

While the appointment went well, I feel like Dr. McLoughlin was not quite grasping as much as I would have like him to of how "low" I am feeling, especially in the mornings. I guess I was hoping for a little more acknowledgement when I shared this information with him. But, overall, it was a good visit.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin is one of my most valued care providers

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Excellent Physician!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

He was very easy to talk to and I had a lot of confidence in him. I'm a new patient of his. He's new to me too.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Very much liked the doctor that replaced my former doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. M.--an outstanding doctor and a wonderful person

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin is very respectful and transparent. I am so lucky to have him as a provider!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr McLaughlin and Nurse Penny are wonderful to work with. They are caring and thorough and I appreciate both

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. M was veryinquistive, and semmed as if he sincerely cared.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr McLaughlin was attentiveKind and helpful

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Great. Dr Mclaughlin really cares. He listens, makes suggestions and recommendations to address my mental health needs.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

"A+" THE best you can get. Dr. M. Is nothing less than mqgnificent--both personally and professionally. He's an outstanding person and medical practioner; he's phenomenal. And so is Penny.

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